Sunday, November 19, 2017
LIVE on R3!!!
We are live on R3!!! The countdown continues ... it's been 2 days and 5 hours since our RTM environment went down!
The team came in this morning (Sunday morning) and ran through a battery of live transactions. We ran various integration and each function ran a series of tests. We decided at about 1pm to call it a GO! We had a few final validations to complete, but felt confident.
I took the validation team out to a well deserved lunch.
I sent out the official WE ARE LIVE on R3 at around 4 pm PT with setup instructions to get to the new production environment. The communication also included reminders on other setups and how to get assistance in the event they run into any issues.
Our first group of users came online about 4 hours ago in Asia, the next set of users will come online in 3 hours in France. Our largest set of users will start coming in at 5 am. We'll have several folks on site to support them.
We're not out of the woods yet. We need to get past everyone getting reset up in the new environment.
But it already feels like a WIN!!!